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This section displays national policy documents and other information focussing on areas of relevance for R&I policies.
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Grants and loans play a vital role in public innovation policy, prompting businesses to spend more on R&D and helping them overcome barriers to innovation such as risk aversion and market failures. With large sums – and even larger outcomes – at stake, R&D policy-makers need robust and reliable information, which demands a lot from evaluation methodologies.

Norway, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, France, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom 2018 Horizon 2020 Policy Support Facility

The R&I Observatory country report 2017 provides a brief analysis of the R&I system covering the economic context, main actors, funding trends & human resources, policies to address R&I challenges, and R&I in national and regional smart specialisation strategies. Data is from Eurostat, unless otherwise referenced and is correct as at January 2018. Data used from other international sources is also correct to that date. The report provides a state-of-play and analysis of the national level R&I system and its challenges, to support the European Semester.

Germany 2017 EU Report or Publication
Mehr Chancen für Gründungen - Fünf Punkte für eine neue Gründerzeit

Strategy for supporting the emergence of research- and technology-based start-ups. With this Five Point Program the BMBF aims to promote the start-up culture in science and research by implementation of tailor-made offers for entrepreneurs and start-ups in the research funding system. The objective is to designe the funding schemes so that they are more suitable to meet the needs of founders and innovative newly started companies.

Germany 2017 National Support Measure
Lernende Systeme – Germany’s Platform for Artificial Intelligence

The platform is a forum for exchange and cooperation and brings together expertise from science, industry and society for fostering Germany‘s position as an international technology leader. Experts will identify the personal, social and economic benefits of Learning Systems but also point out challenges and options for action. The platform contributes to the dialogue between science, industry, society and politics concerning the legal, ethical, security-related and social questions which are linked to the application of Learning Systems.

Germany 2017 National Support Measure
Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland

Within the Research Fab Microelectronics Germany ("Forschungsfabrik Mikroelektronik Deutschland"), application-oriented research institutes join forces as a distributed applied research facility. The 13 cooperating institutes receive 350m euros from the BMBF for cutting-edge equipment. The research fab will offer seamless access to high-end technology for R&D-collaborations with industry, notably SMEs, and universities. In a complementary second step, 50m euros are to be provided in 2018 for equipment upgrades at leading microelectronic labs at universities.

Germany 2017 National Support Measure
Evaluation des Förderprogramms „INVEST - Zuschuss für Wagniskapital“

Evaluation report of „INVEST - Zuschuss für Wagniskapital“. “INVEST – Zuschuss Wagniskapital” sets incentives for Business Angel investors by limiting their risk exposure if they hold their initial equity investment for three years. The evalution comes to a generally positive assessment. Following up on the recommendations of the evaluation, eligibility of start-ups has been broadened and the maximum qualifying Business Angel investment doubled.

Germany 2017 National Report or Publication
Wirksamkeit der geförderten FuE-Projekte des Zentralen Innovationsprogramm Mittelstand (ZIM) Fokus: 2014 abgeschlossene ZIM-Projekte

Evaluation of R&D projects supported by the Central Innovation Program (ZIM) in 2014. ZIM is an initiative of BMWi to strengthen innovativeness and competitiveness of SMEs in Germany. ZIM is not limited to a particular industry or technology field. Criteria for financial support through ZIM are the innovation content and commercialisation potential of a project. The evaluation confirms its effectiveness for supporting the R&D activities of SMEs.

Germany 2017 National Report or Publication
Nationales Reformprogramm 2017

National Reform Program of Germany for 2017.

Germany 2017 National Report or Publication
Verwaltungsvereinbarung zwischen Bund und Ländern gemäß Artikel 91b Absatz 1 des Grundgesetzes zur Förderung von Spitzenforschung an Universitäten vom 16. Juni 2016 - „Exzellenzstrategie“

Federal and Länder governments have reached an agreement in June 2016 for an Excellence Strategy (‘Exzellenzstrategie’) as successor to the Initiative for Excellence starting in 2017. The Excellence Strategy will be a permanent programme with a total budget of €533m co-financed by the Federal Government (75%) and the Länder in which the funded universities are located.

Germany 2017 National Legal Document


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